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17230/Sabari Express (PT)
శబరి ఎక్స్‌ప్రెస్ ശബരി എക്സ്പ്രസ്സ്‌     शबरी एक्सप्रेस

HYB/Hyderabad Deccan Nampally --> TVC/Thiruvananthapuram Central (Trivandrum)

Updated: Nov 08 2016 (11:20) by डस्टर द राॅयल^
Nov 08 2016 (11:20)

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Mar 06 2017 (11:42)   17230/Sabari Express (PT)

imaravIndian^~   719 blog posts   305 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 2187655            Tags   Past Edits
This train is officially known as Hyderbad Kochuveli Express and at many stations outside Kerala it's announced in the similar way. But this train runs till TVC and will skip KCVL
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Ticket Booking/WL
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Sep 08 2016 (15:45)   17229/Sabari Express (PT)

Rohan Damodar S   17 blog posts   42 correct pred (80% accurate)
Entry# 1984848            Tags   Past Edits
If you are travelling in 17229 Sabari exp from TVC to HYB, travel in AC class.

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Sep 08 2016 (16:03)
arunpanchal2   250 blog posts
Re# 1984848-1            Tags   Past Edits
Reason...????

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Sep 08 2016 (23:05)
Rohan Damodar S   17 blog posts   42 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1984848-2            Tags   Past Edits
If you travel in non- AC classes it will be a very tough time as it is very hot and passengers with unreserved tickets occupy our seats. We cannot lie down or move out easily. At night time only we can lie or do anything. But in AC class, only the reserved passengers travel and AC is there to protect us from the scorching heat.
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Food/Catering
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Jan 19 2014 (17:17)   17230/Sabari Express (PT) | GDR/Gudur Junction (3 PFs)

Purna   1772 blog posts   5757 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 968995            Tags   Past Edits
If you can wait till 10:45 PM for dinner,when the train reaches Gudur, you can have hot dosas with ground nut chutney at PF 1 catering stall(where usually this train arrives ). The taste is really good..
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Toilet/Water/Cleanliness
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Nov 17 2013 (19:43)   17230/Sabari Express (PT)

Purna   1772 blog posts   5757 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 909263            Tags   Past Edits
Try to avoid travelling by this train during the months of November-January as the train will be full of sabarimala pilgrims from Hyderabad and near by areas as this is the only train. The bookings generally get over and reach to a waitlist of upto 400 on the day of opening itself (Sleeper Class). Because of this, the cleanliness of the train is badly affected.

Nov 17 2013 (19:56)
Hercule Poirot~   6459 blog posts   144 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 909263-1            Tags   Past Edits
It runs full each and everyday.

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Nov 17 2013 (21:10)
Purna   1772 blog posts   5757 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 909263-2            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, but you wont see many wait listed passengers travelling in sleeper compartments during normal days, where as during this season, the compartments would be occupied by many waitlisted passengers with people(most of them pilgrims) sleeping on the floor also!!!!

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Nov 27 2013 (23:19)
VIVEK SHENOY   544 blog posts   270 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 909263-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yes it was too horrific to travel in this train during November, when i went from HYB to ERN on 25th Nov which coincided with start of Mandalapooja....too horrible travel
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Toilet/Water/Cleanliness
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Feb 25 2014 (20:56)   17230/Sabari Express (PT)

Tony Stark   9572 blog posts   102286 correct pred (88% accurate)
Entry# 1007112            Tags   Past Edits
Maintenance is excellent in this train..toilets are clean..all coaches are well maintained and clean irrespective of the year of manufacture.
Traveled from Tirupathi to Aluwa on 24-2-14 and water was available throughout the journey.At Erode,toilets and washroom area were cleaned
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Nov 18 2013 (12:02)   17229/Sabari Express (PT)

Purna   1772 blog posts   5757 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 909666            Tags   Past Edits
If you are not able to get tickets from Coimbatore Jn for this train, try from Palakkad junction which is the previous stop. This falls under GNWL (only if u book till Guntur Jn). Same tip can be followed during tatkal booking also. Tatkal from Coimbatore will only be 43 in sleeper class where as from palakkad it will be around 238.
Note: If u dont book tickets till Guntur Junction from Palakkad, it will come under PQWL which is difficult to get confirm. In that case u can book from Coimbatore otself which falls under RLWL.

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Dec 07 2013 (18:38)
Hercule Poirot~   6459 blog posts   144 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 909666-1            Tags   Past Edits
looks like they changed... i booked from ERS with bp at CBE last time for GNWL...

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Dec 07 2013 (19:27)
manojpune   186 blog posts
Re# 909666-2            Tags   Past Edits
Thats the mistake you did of putting boarding point as CBE. You should have got it changed later.

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Dec 07 2013 (20:00)
Nazeer*^~   9925 blog posts   16372 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 909666-3            Tags   Past Edits
Now changing the BP while booking itself wont affect the quota.

Dec 09 2013 (10:43)
Purna   1772 blog posts   5757 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 909666-4            Tags   Past Edits
U can still check the status from PGT to GNT sir before disagreeing with me!!!!
Its still under GNWL!!!!!
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Mar 13 2014 (20:01)   17230/Sabari Express (PT)

8 Mail 8 Shatabdi   261 blog posts   48 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 1023504            Tags   Past Edits
For Renigunta and Tirupati Stations:
Passengers booking/boarding from these stations towards CBE/TVC, Please be careful in choosing the date of travel as the train leaves these stations at 00:05 and 00:35 hours respectively. eg. If u reach the station on 23rd night at 11:30 PM to board the train, Pl book for the 24th. -By personal experience.

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Mar 13 2014 (21:54)
8 Mail 8 Shatabdi   261 blog posts   48 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1023504-1            Tags   Past Edits
This tip applies to all similar trains in the vast network of IR
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Toilet/Water/Cleanliness
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Apr 20 2014 (19:42)   17229/Sabari Express (PT)

VIVEK SHENOY   544 blog posts   270 correct pred (76% accurate)
Entry# 1065064            Tags   Past Edits
This train gets excellent cleaning by the staff at Erode station. This is extremely useful as by this time the train wash room start to get extremely foul smell.
Was happy to see nice cleaning of floors too and spraying. Really a good trip by 20 Apr Sabari...
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Food/Catering
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Apr 21 2014 (10:37)   17229/Sabari Express (PT)

VIVEK SHENOY   544 blog posts   270 correct pred (76% accurate)
Entry# 1065483            Tags   Past Edits
Update on pantry services-
1) I ordered bread omelette as breakfast. The omelette was too bland.
2) there was one pantry guy who was over smart. He was serving Banana fry per plate with 3 piece for Rs. 30. I said I need only 2 piece. He said we don't serve less than one plate. I thus took this snacks. Just five minutes after another pantry guy came with same snack who was so courteous and was serving even per piece for Rs. 10.
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understood it all depends on the person who does job. Banana fry was nice n tasty.
So ask what u want as they should serve even lesser quantities.
3) Excellent service mentality in overall by Meals On Wheels pantry guys.
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Bedding
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Apr 20 2014 (19:39)   17229/Sabari Express (PT)

VIVEK SHENOY   544 blog posts   270 correct pred (76% accurate)
Entry# 1065062            Tags   Past Edits
Passengers on 3AC please carry a towel if you are used to use it often. They have now stopped providing towels ( useful for wiping after face wash etc); especially for ladies.

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Apr 20 2014 (21:21)
VIVEK SHENOY   544 blog posts   270 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1065062-1            Tags   Past Edits
Just an addition. They are providing towels only on request from passengers. When I casually enquired about towel, the attender gave me.
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